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June 21 Community News


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Thursday, June 21, 2018


Farmers’ market

The Leroy James Pitt County Farmers Market will be open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, call 355-7612.

Trafficking meeting

Pitt County Coalition Against Human Trafficking will meet from 9:30-11 a.m. in Meeting Room A of the Sheppard Memorial Library, 530 Evans St. Visit https://encstophumantrafficking.org/pccaht/.

Vision screening

The Pitt County Council on Aging, 4551 County Home Road, will sponsor a free vision screening for older adults from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 752-1717.

Stakeholders meeting

The First Annual Greenville Police Department Community Stakeholders meeting will be held at 5:30-7:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 1400 Elm St. The meeting will start with a meet-and-greet followed by presentations on topics such as “Community Watch” and “Next Door.” There will be updates on LED lighting, city cameras and an overview of Cops and Barbers as well as many other programs. Attendees will be able to ask questions and make suggestions about current police services. Call 329-4315.

Coming Up

Homeownership fair

A Homeownership Fair will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday at American Legion Post 39, 403 Saint Andrews Drive. The event, sponsored by The Greenville Housing Development Corporation in collaboration with the N.C. Housing Coalition, will include sessions about credit, the home-buying process, special bank products and down payment assistance. Information about foreclosure prevention assistance resources and programs will also be available. In addition, participants will have opportunities to visit exhibit booths for resource materials, speak with industry experts and win prizes. Contact Beverly Hines, director of Neighborhood Services, 329-4053.

Fireworks fundraiser

The Pentecostal Sanctuary of Winterville will have its annual Fireworks Sale from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily starting Friday at Parker’s Barbecue, 3109 South Memorial Drive. The sale will run through July 4. For more information call 702-5410.

Youth camp

The Pitt County Sheriff’s Office is accepting applications for the 2018 S.U.M.M.E.R. Youth Camp to be held from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, starting Monday and running through July 26, at Bethel School, 152 E. Washington St., Bethel. The camp, for youth ages 8-13, is held in partnership with Pitt County Schools; the initials stand for Sheriff’s Understanding, Monitoring, Mentoring, Educating and Rewarding our Youth. Contact Desha Lane at 902-2776 for an application.

Blood drives

The American Red Cross Eastern North Carolina needs blood donors and will hold the following drives. Call 758-1140 or 1-800-733-2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/donation-time

• 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, ENC Blood Donor Center, 700 Cromwell Drive

• noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Greenville Christian Academy, 1621 S.W. Greenville Blvd.

• 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday, ENC Blood Donor Center, 700 Cromwell Drive

• 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on June 28, Vidant Medical Center, 2100 Stantonsburg Road

Funding Available

The deadline for public or private voluntary agencies interested in applying for Emergency Food and Shelter Program funds is 5 p.m. on July 6. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/Federal Emergency Management Agency has appropriated $88,585 for use by Pitt County emergency food and shelter services. Contact Dwain Cooper at the United Way, 252-758-1604 ext. 210, dcooper@uwpcnc.org or Jim Cox jcox@uwpcnc.org for an application.

Family celebration

The Nelson-Mills Blossoms Family Celebration will be held on Aug. 4, 5 and 6 at 2418 Mill St., Winterville. A time capsule buried in 1985 will be dug up on Aug. 4. For more information, contact matdejesus@yahoo.com.

Visit reflector.com/communitycalendar for a full listing of events.